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 (ô′stən), Jane 1775-1817.
British writer who is noted for her penetrating observation of middle-class manners and morality and her irony, wit, and meticulous style. Her novels include Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Emma (1816).

Aus′ten·esque′ adj.
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(ˈɒstɪn; ˈɔː-)
(Biography) Jane. 1775–1817, English novelist, noted particularly for the insight and delicate irony of her portrayal of middle-class families. Her completed novels are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1816), Northanger Abbey (1818), and Persuasion (1818)
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(ˈɔ stən)

Jane, 1775–1817, English novelist.
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